Cret beni expedition

Portes du Soleil

A long hike access line until the summit where a really steep hike is present including a steep line into little part into an isolated area.

Freeride Skiing Extreme

Distance
4.4 km
Ascent
159 m
Descent
950 m
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
2.1 km
Gradient
43˚
Cret beni expedition Map

This is a long access line from the top of "Fontaines" chairlift where a 1 1/2 hour hike is needed. The line is steep on the hiking part too and skins can make it much quicker. Turn left after the ridge on your left side, more or less follow "Cret beni steep line" access until the little summit. The line gets a lot of sun so make sure snow conditions are worthy before heading in. Avalanche risk is pretty important due the face exposure taking a lot of sun and making the area more unstable. Apart from a couple of steep parts the area feels pretty gentle in terms of gradient. The line finishes on the green piste "Pingouin" which leads back to Cret Beni ski area after a walk back by the forest to the main ski area.

Difficulty

Extreme

Extreme skiing terrain above 45 degrees. These routes are reserved for experienced experts.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

Best time to visit

January, February, March

Features

  • Trees
  • Cliffs
  • Walk Required

Equipment required

  • Skins

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